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is accused of using a new weapon against civilians-- starvation. clarissa ward reports many of the victims are children. and seth doane goes undercover to expose chinese counterfeiters specializing in art. >> no artist wants to find that someone has taken their stuff and is passing it off as their own. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. on the eve of the thanksgiving holiday getaway, there is trouble for travelers. a storm system that began in the west last week is now heading into the northeast with rain, wind, snow, and ice. 1,300 flights have been canceled since the weekend. this is a live look at airports in new york, cleveland, and nashville, where some folks are looking to make an early escape. this satellite view will give you an idea of just how big this storm is. as you can see, it covers much of the country. it's already blamed for at least 11 deaths. we have three reports tonight with more than three million people expected to fly this weekend, we're going to begin with manuel bojorquez at the airport in atlanta
is created by turning liquid vegetable oil into fat. processed food manufacturers use it because it extends the shelf life and improves the flavor of some foods, including snack foods, such as microwave popcorn, crackers, and cookies. packaged siewps, cakeses, pies, and biscuits, stick margarines and vegetable short ningz, and ready-to-use frostings. and some restaurants use transfats in fried foods. the food and restaurant industries are doing little so far to resist the ban, noting that they've been voluntarily reducing transfats for years inspect in 2003, americans consumed fourp.6 grams of transfats a day. by 2012, it had plummeted to one graham a day, but the f.d.a. says there is no safe level of consumption. new york city banned the use of transfats in restaurants seven years ago. more than a dozen other localities followed. in an interview for "cbs this morning" new york mayor michael bloomberg, who led the charge, said even the restaurants are better off. >> they did not do what some people feared and thaft to replace transfats with something that was even worse. they replaced it wi
: on capitol hill, nancy cordes tells us democrats who have been pressuring the president to allow americans to keep their insurance are calling his plan a welcome first step. house republicans plan to vote tomorrow on a bill that would allow insurers not only to reinstate the canceled plans but to continue to sell them to new customers. today, the u.s. aircraft carrier "george washington" arrived in the philippines. its 21 helicopters will deliver food and water after typhoon haiyan destroyed buildings and infrastructure there. thousands were killed. the exact number is not known. seth doane is in tacloban, the city hardest hit. >> reporter: utility workers in tacloban were back on the job today, but not restoring power. they were still cleaning up. it was the same all over town. almost a week after the typhoon tore through the philippines, very little has changed. how high was the water in here? >> almost 15. >> reporter: 15 feet high the water was? >> yes. >> reporter: ronald calipayan was sorting through the mess at home, but most of what was there wasn't even his. it had floated here fr
observed on the earth. the u.s. navy estimates sustained winds were 195 miles an hour with gusts up to 235. that force pushed a surge of sea water estimated between 13 and 20 feet high over the land. this was tacloban, a thriving city of more than 200,000 residents before the storm. and this is after. nearly every building damaged or destroyed. families scoured the ruins for anything they could use. this boy found just a few coins. this evening, the official death toll has passed 1,700 but that is sure to go much higher. there is just no way to tell how many have died. a mother went for her son in a chapel that is now a morgue. seth doane in the philippines continues our coverage. >> reporter: a forest of flattened palm trees and waterlogged debris now litter this city of 220,000 after a massive wall of water crashed into tacloban. the ferocious winds and surging tides sent homes out to sea and ships on to land. this distraught mother said she fought to hang on to her daughter when the water rushed ashore but she couldn't hold on. "i thought we were both going to drown." she said. bloated
about something else that jumped out at us. have a look at this. only 7% think the health care law should stay as it is. 48% said that it needs some changes. 43% thinks it should be repealed all together. well, the president only has three years left in his term. i mean, the the health law going to be viable. >> the 43% that want it ripped out, repealed, that's not too much more -- it's not good for the president but it's not too much more than that number was this summer. but the 48% that wants some changes, that explainses why members of the president's party are pushing on him for modifications. what kind of modifications will depend on whether the site is working by the end of the month and whether people are getting signed up in enough numbers. if they're not, there's going to be more pressure on him to fix it. >> pelley: let us bring in bill daley, mr. obama's chief of staff from 2011 to twelve. mr. dalye, this was the president's highest domestic priority. should he have been asking more questions about whether it was going to succeed? >> well, i think it's pretty obvious th
evening, for 31 days now, the obama administration has been telling us americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance web site despite all of its problems, but no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason. cbs news has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start. sharyl attkisson attained documents that haven't been seen by the public until now. >> reporter: early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice a day war room meetings from medicare and medicaid services after the web site failed on october 1. they were turned over in response to a document request from the house oversight committee. the web site launched on tuesday. publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. but at a meeting wednesday morning, the war room notes say six enrollments very occurred so far. they were with blue cross blue shield of north carolina and kansas city and, caresource, and health care service corporation. by wednesday afternoons enroll
're just devastated. we have no clue. >> reporter: andrea bowers used to live somewhere in that knotted thicket of debris along with her husband ryan and three- month-old daughter sydney. she road out the storm in the basement of the home they bought just last summer. you came up out of the basement and you saw -- >> nothing. we looked up and there was sky. >> everything was gone. >> a stairway to nothing. >> we just had a baby book with pictures made and it's somewhere under there. hopefully we can find that. >> reporter: the painstaking search for mementos, albums and the intangibly valuable keepsakes of life was going on all over town. it will take a lot of luck. this is how one neighborhood in washington looked before the storm. and this is how it looks now. no wonder documents like bank checks and savings bonds from here were recovered 85 miles away. and now with winter approaching the cleanup and reconstruction will be slower because of the cold, scott. the winter warning of snow is expected later this week which will only add to the misery of the homeless here. >> pelley: dean, t
of seven cia officers appears to have been killed. margaret brennan on how u.s. intelligence found its revenge. has a tiny american drug company found the solution to the scourge of the meth epidemic. jeff glor shows us how it works. and steve hartman on the road. prisoners who met suellen fried leave prison with a new conviction. >> maybe we're not that bad. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, los >> good evening, this is a special western edition. los angeles international airport is one of the busiest in the world. as many as 175,000 passengers pass through the terminals everyday. on this day at mid-morning a man walked into one of those term gnats, took a semiautomatic rifle out of a bag and started shooting. by the time it was over one man was dead, the first t.s.a. officer ever killed in the line of duty. six other people were rushed to a hospital. the suspect is identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles who also has roots in new jersey. a note found in his bag may hold a clue to the motive and john mi
the midwest tornadoes. the tesla electric car gets top ratings, but now, ben tracy tells us the government's investigating a possible hazard. and chip reid on the search for abraham lincoln 150 years after the gettysburg address. is he in this picture? >> the hair, the high cheek bones and the brow all said to me that was him. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the federal government's health insurance web site has had so many problems since it was rolled out on october 1, the question has been, why didn't anyone warn the president? well, it turns out someone did. the white house acknowledged today that administration officials, including president obama, were briefed on a consultant's report six months before went online, a report that said problems were coming. nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, administration officials said today they took this report's warnings into account and made changes, but republicans argue that its very existence casts doubts on claims by th
the clues to a motive. john miller will have more about that but first carter evans is at lax for us this evening. carter? >> reporter: scott, terminal 3 is still shut down. many of the roads in and out of lax are closed. and stranded passengers are scattered all over the airport as the investigation continues. the police calls began at 9:20 a.m. in the middle of the morning rush at los angeles international. >> black blue or dark clothing. >> reporter: passengers inside terminal 3 describe shots and then a stampede of terrified people heading toward doors leading out to the tarmac. >> i didn't see his face. i just saw the gun. and i was terrified. and like everybody else was. we were all just on the ground. >> reporter: the shooting began at a tsa check point. the suspect pulled a semi auction rifle out of its bag. los angeles police chief. >> he pred up into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: the gunman shot four tsa officers killing one. he then moved down the long term nal 3 conc
100 u.s. marines are already on the ground, as many as 2,000 more are expected. the aircraft carrier "george washington" should arrive on thursday. aquino said today the death toll may reach 2,500-- not the 10,000 some had predicted. but a reliable number is days away. we do know at least two americans are among the dead. in tacloban, the city hit hardest, thousands have swarmed the airport, desperate to get out. for now, it's women and children first. those who remain can only try to ward off the smell of death. this was tacloban, a city of 220,000 before the storm. that's the convention center there on the shore. after the typhoon, the convention center was just about the only building still standing. seth doane is in tacloban. >> reporter: four days after the typhoon flattened this port city, many bodies still lay uncollected on the side of the road wrapped in cloth. increasingly desperate survivors are scavenging for food. children begged for water from any passing vehicles. while a massive international relief effort is under way, there is little evidence of it on the ground. ta
and southern u.s. cold and windy weather in the northeast and snow showers in the great lakes. no major storms, but the cold felt all the way down to the gulf coast. freeze warnings from florida over to texas right along the gulf of mexico margaret. >> brennan: thanks, me t for obamacare. the administration put off until next november the opening of the online marketplace for small businesses to buy health insurance. the delay is necessary so they can focus on fixing the main federal web site, weeks ago, the administration said most of the problems would be fixed by the end of this month but sharyl attkisson tells us the folks running the site hope everyone won't try to get on at once. white house officials say air rates and wait times are substantially improved and can now handle 50,000 people at once. but they worry that a surge of customers beyond that could provoke another round of outages and negative publicity. john engates is chief technology officer for rack space hosting which specializes in high capacity e-commerce. >> if 250,000 people show up
attkisson has the answer. an n.f.l. lineman quits over locker room harassment. mark strassmann tells us what it was all about. and elaine quijano on the forgotten p.o.w.s. they were captured and held in prison camps, so why did uncle sam turn his back? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special western edition. those who know paul ciancia are at a loss to explain friday's rampage at los angeles international airport and his apparent hatred for the t.s.a. today his family apologized. ciancia is accused of shooting a t.s.a. officer to death and wounding two other officers and a passenger. terrified travelers fled the terminal friday. police shot ciancia four times, his condition has been upgraded to good today, though he remains sedated and under guard. who is ciancia? ben tracy is at l.a.x. for us tonight. ben? >> reporter: scott, the alleged shooter is something of a blank slate-- no criminal record and, for someone his age, 23, he's posted very little online. his family says they're shocked and investigators are t
us tonight bill whitaker tells us there has been a major break in that case. >> reporter: michael mcstay choked back tears as he spoke for the family. >> it's not really the -- the outcome we were looking for. >> reporter: the remains of his brother joseph, joseph's wife summer and two toddlers believed to be their sons gianni, four, and three-year-old joseph, jr., were found by an off-road biker monday in the southern california desert. san bernardino sheriff john mcmahon says the manner of death was homicide. >> through the use of dental records we're able to identify the adult victims as summer and joseph mcstay. the remains in two separate shallow graves, two sets of remains in each grave. >> reporter: the family led a quiet life on avocado vista plane that north san diego county. joseph was a businessman, summer a doting mother. >> one or two? >> reporter: all appeared normal until february 4, 2010, when they seemed simply to vanish. investigators found no signs of joseph was a businessman, summer a doting mother. >> one or two? >> reporter: all appeared normal until february 4,
freeze their nuclear program in return for the u.s. easing some sanctions. today, turkey became the first country to try to take advantage of the business opportunities that may present. the economic minister said he'd like all turkish banks to be able to do business with iran. holly williams is in strbl tonight. holly what, can you tell us about this? >> reporter: margaret, it's unclear exactly what this means. the background is, in 2011, the u.s. wrought in sanctions that prevent foreign banks from doing business with iran's oil companies. now, the aim was to cripple iran's lucrative oil industry as a punishishment for the country's nuclear program, and those sanctions have been extremely effective. but today, turkey's economy minister said those sanctions no longer apply to turkish banks because of the new deal worked out in geneva to curb iran's nuclear program. >> so why did turkey try to do this? >> well, turkey relies on iranian oil, around 40% of turkey's oil imports come from iran. so this is big business for turkish banks. the problem is while this turkish minister has said whil
, decided to make an act of self-indulgence by taking his own life publicly, and it's a tragedy to us all. >> reporter: the gunshots sent thousands of people scrambling for cover inside new jersey's largest mall. carmen reynolds was getting ready to leave work at a clothing store. did you have a plan at the store for an active shooter situation like that? >> no, we don't have a plan, but i always thought about it, like, where would we hide if we had to hide? and the only place was the bathroom. >> reporter: the drama played out three days after the shooting at los angeles international airport, and six weeks after terrorists attacked a mall in africa. many employees in the new jersey mall followed protocols created by the department of homeland security and retailers, by quickly closing store gates to protect customers inside. as many as 400 people were in hiding at one point. carmen reynolds and two others were in a bathroom for three hours. >> and at one point, we actually turned the lights off because we were afraid. we were hearing noises, but we couldn't tell if they were in the stor
the property. >> reporter: police said there's not much they can share with us at this point but if you know anything, call crime solvers. in landover, debra alfarone, wusa 9. >>> it was a devastating holiday for a baltimore family mourning the loss of airman first class. the body of the 29-year-old was discovered in the water near feels point yesterday after -- fells point yesterday after he was reported missing last week. andrea mccarron brings us the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: his life ended in the murky waters of baltimore's inner harbor. the 29-year-old could fly jets but he didn't know how to swim. >> my wife is falling apart. i've got another son in florida who i can't talk to. >> reporter: that was his father before his body was discovered thanksgiving day. police told the family there was no evidence of foul play, no signs of trauma to his body. investigators believe he may have simply tripped and fallen into the water. he was last seen alive late friday into early saturday enjoying a night out with several friends at a baltimore bar. at 1:30 saturday morning, his fri
reports retailers may be the ones getting bruised. with the u.s. capitol dome facing a major renovation, scott pelley got a view few americans ever get to see. >> wow! what a beautiful view! >> brennan: and "on the road" with steve hartman. how one word helped save a boy's life. >> he was going to beat this disease. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> brennan: good evening, scott is off tonight, i'm margaret brennan. while most americans were eating thanksgiving dinner or shopping, a team of technicians was working nearly around the clock to fix the obamacare web site, the administration had hoped that 1.2 million americans would be signed up for health insurance by now but only about 106,000 have done so according to the latest numbers the government released at the beginning of this month. the white house has pledged that by november 30 the system will be working smoothly for the vast majority of users. it will happen? sharyl attkisson takes a look. >> reporter: just hours before's fixes are due, nobody can say
is at l.a.x. for us tonight. ben? >> reporter: scott, the alleged shooter is something of a blank slate-- no criminal record and, for someone his age, 23, he's posted very little online. his family says they're shocked and investigators are trying to figure out why he targeted t.s.a. officers here in this terminal at l.a.x. today, f.b.i. agents were at the apartment where paul anthony ciancia has been living outside of los angeles. they escorted one of his roommates to his cartelling reporters they needed to interview him. armando basco is his neighbor. >> we never thought -- he's a very quiet guy. >> reporter: since being wheeled into the hospital friday, ciancia has been heavily sedated and unable to talk. this picture was taken moments after police shot him to end the rampage. that's when they say ciancia told them that he acted alone and was dropped off at the airport by a friend. police also found a hand-written letter in his bag. in its ciancia wrote he made the conscious decision to try to kill multiple t.s.a. employees in order to instill fear in your traitorous minds. he mentio
'll see how it's done. john dickerson and nancy cordes are joining us tonight. john, you've been looking into christie's win. >> yeah, what he's selling and what he was selling in that message is a message of effective government. from tea party candidates we've heard about dismantling, shrinking government. what governor christie is talking about is making it work. there's another message which was purely political. governor christie got a third of democratic voters. he won women voters against a female candidate and he won 50% of hispanic voters. those are all groups republicans have had troubles with. so the question is, if he's going to run for president, will he be able to duplicate that? one thing that's hard to duplicate is that support came from his response in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. he can't duplicate that national level. the other big test is the republican primary process. the question there will be is he conservative enough. in new jersey, governor christie cut taxes, he took on the unions, he's pro life but conservatives worry about things like his support for gun
health care for millions. major garrett has the details. the new employment report tells us which way the economy is headed. anthony mason reports. the death toll is rising in the wake of one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. seth doane has the story. and steve hartman "on the road." ed bray fought through d-day on normandy beach. now he's defeating an enemy that has stalked him for 80 years. >> i don't care if it's about mickey mouse! i want to read one book before i die. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. ng news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. after every mass shooting people seem to ask "why doesn't anyone do anything about mental health care?" well, today someone did. the obama administration issued new rules that will improve access to care for 62 million americans. it's an idea the president said he would impose himself by executive order after congress declined to pass gun control legislation. the move comes after the movie massacre in colorado that left 12 dead, the shootings in newtown, connecticut, that killed
. there was a historic breach in the u.s. senate today, where republicans have been holding up nominations that president obama has made to federal judgeships. democrats accused republicans of abusing the filibuster rule to hold up these appointments. and they point out that half of all filibusters against presidential nominations in u.s. history have happened just in the obama administration. well, today, democrats pushed through a change in the filibuster rule that was so unthinkable, it was nicknamed "the nuclear option." nancy cordes has the fallout on capitol hill. >> reporter: leaders from both parties have threatened to deploy this nuclear option for decades, but until now, they have never followed through because it fundamentally altered the way the senate works. the senate's democratic leader harry reid said the final straw came when the republicans blocked the pretty three nominees will to the u.s. circuit court in washington, d.c. >> the obstruction we have seen from republicans against president obama has reached new heights never dreamed of. >> reporter: so he called all 100 senators to the
of the federal health insurance web site, the obama administration finally told us how many americans have signed up. in the first month, it comes to just over 106,000. people who chose policies on both the federal and state sites, though they had not necessarily paid for them yet. that is only about 20% of the 494,000 that the administration had projected. major garrett at s at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, the white house said for weeks these enroll. numbers would fall short of expectations-- and they have. the poorly designed federal health care web site-- nearly unusable in its first days of operation-- severely limited the number of people who were able to sign up for coverage. of the 106,000 americans who are counted as enrolled in obamacare, less than a third-- just under 27,000-- did so by navigating the remaining three quarters-- just under 80,000-- signed up on one of the health insurance exchanges run by 14 states and the district of columbia. more disturbing for the administration, the ratio of obamacare customers is currently heavily tilte
-mart, the nation's biggest private employer, will add 55,000 jobs. up 10% from last year. toys "r" us, 45,000, the same as 2012. but target, with 70,000 hires, is cutting its holiday work force by 20%. overall, this year's seasonal hiring is expected to about equal last year's as the economy refuses to kick into overdrive. >> it's not particularly robust but i don't see it as particularly fragile, either. >> reporter: dean mack zi chief u.s. economist at barkley's. >> we think next year is somewhat better than this year but it won't be a sea change where we're booming again. >> reporter: the jobs number was not severely affected by the shutdown because most employees remained on the payroll but, scott, the federal government did shed another 12,000 jobs last month. >> pelley: anthony, thanks very much. now, for a more complete picture, we want to show you the underemployed numbers we got today. when you add the number of unemployed with those who can find only part-time work and those who've given up looking the number comes to 21.6 million americans. the percentage of americans in the la
and airports for thanksgiving. anna werner is in dallas for us tonight. anna? >> reporter: scott, half of the dead and many of those injured in storm-related traffic accidents were here in texas. parts of west texas got as much as five inches of snow, but it was ice that caused the most travel problems. nearly 500 flights were canceled at dallas fort worth airport. evan van doren was trying to get to indiana. >> i look forward to thanksgiving all year long. having a day cut off this trip is not the best thing in the world for me. >> reporter: icy conditions crept east into oklahoma, causing this s.u.v. to flip over and a 12-car pileup in arkansas. the mayhem kept tommy easter ling and his wrecking service busy. >> people don't realize when they cross those bridges that they've got ice on them. when they cross it, they lose it. >> reporter: but the same system was a welcome holiday boost for ski areas in colorado. they expect their best season in six years. and in utah tonight rescuers are searching for five college students who were on a backpacking trip about three hours southeast of
. then, we were going to try and help the president. i asked mrs. kennedy, i said "please let us help the president." no response. she had ahold of him and she wouldn't let go. so i pleaded with her again and still no response. and i realized the problem was she didn't want anybody to see the condition he was in, because it was horrible. so i took off my suit coat, i covered up his head, his upper back. as soon as i did that, she let go. >> pelley: once the president is wheeled into the trauma room at parkland hospital, what happens after that? >> the senior supervisor on the trip asked me to open a phone line to the white house in washington, so i did. i got in touch with my senior supervisor. as i was talking to him, the operator cut into the phone line. he said, "mr. hill, the attorney general wants to talk to you." >> pelley: this is the president's brother. >> the president's brother, robert kennedy. he said "clint, what's going on down there?" i explained that both the president and the governor had been shot, and that we were in the emergency room at parkland hospital. so then
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